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Ashes 2023: England will go just a little tougher at Australia, says Brendon McCullum forward of Lord’s Test

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By India Today Sports Desk: England Test coach Brendon McCullum has mentioned that they may go just a little tougher on Australia within the second match of the Ashes 2023 sequence. England are set to face Australia at Lord’s on June 28.

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Speaking to BBC Sport after the primary Test, McCullum mentioned England would go a littler tougher on Australia at Lord’s, including that they may’ve gained the match if the rub of the inexperienced had gone their method. Australia beat England by two wickets in an exciting encounter at Edgbaston.

“I’m sure they’ll stick to that strategy, which is great, because we’ll go a little harder. The way that we played validated our style of play. If we’d have got a little bit of the rub of the green then we might have been on the other side of it,” mentioned McCullum.

He went on to say that England wish to attempt to seize their alternatives and attempt to put Australia underneath strain. Australia skipper Pat Cummins performed a heroic knock on Day 5, remaining unbeaten on 44 to information Australia to a well-known Ashes victory.

“The guys are happy with the efforts that they put in and I’m positive we’ll go to Lord’s with a variety of confidence. We at all times wish to attempt to take the sport ahead. We wish to attempt to seize alternatives the place we predict we are able to put opposition groups underneath strain,” McCullum added.

Speaking about spin-bowling all-rounder Moeen Ali’s finger harm, McCullum mentioned he’s hopeful that Moeen will be alright for the second Test at Lord’s whereas lauding his effort at Edgbaston. Moeen picked up a finger harm throughout Australia’s first innings at Edgbaston.

“Moeen did a fabulous job. He’s loving being back playing Test cricket. Hopefully he’ll come right for the next one. I’m pretty confident that over the next few days we can get on top of Mo’s finger and that’ll give us an opportunity to select him in the next game,” mentioned McCullum.

After shedding the opening Test of the Ashes 2023 sequence, England might be seeking to bounce again after they tackle Australia at Lord’s on June 28.